Patch 01/14/2016

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Patch 01/14/2016
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Release Date (US) 14 January 2016
Build 1.4.0.12281
API Version 11
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General

  • Fixed an issue which could delay deletion of expired items.
  • Fixed an issue where the client could sometimes crash when going in and out of Madam Fay's Fortune rapidly.

Classes

Engineer

Abilities

  • Bolt Caster
    • T8: Now deals 12% AP additional damage and pierces 50% shields while between 30 and 70 Volatility, up from 11% AP additional damage to foes with no shields.
    • Volatility cost is now applied before all hits.
  • Hyper Wave
    • T8: Now grants 100% Reflect Chance and 15% Reflect Damage for 6s.
  • Personal Defense Unit
    • Is now removed if knocked down or stunned.
  • Shatter Impairment
    • Is now castable while casting.
  • Target Acquisition
    • T4: Can now critically hit and be deflected.
  • Unsteady Miasma
    • Increased Volatility cost to 30, up from 25. Reduced AoE to 6.5m, down from 10m. Reduced GCD to 0.75s, down from 1.25s. Increased damage to 2.42*lvl + 7.6% SP + 0.52% SP*tier, up from 2.24*lvl + 7.07% SP + 0.7% SP*tier.

AMPs

  • Helpin' Hand
    • Reworked: When your absorb shield is destroyed, gain 15% increased incoming healing for 8s.
  • Reroute Power
    • Reworked: Landing a Taunt or Intimidate grants you a 23.5*lvl + 36% SP absorb for 5s.
  • Survival Instincts
    • Reworked: Taking critical damage grants you an absorb shield equal to 20% of your max health for 10s. Can only occur every 20s.

Spellslinger

AMPs

  • Augmented Armor
    • Fixed an issue in which Augmented Armor would sometimes not apply.

Stalker

Abilities

  • Bloodthirst
    • No longer causes stealth detection on cast.
  • Phlebotomize
    • Reduced Suit Power cost to 5, down from 15. Reduced damage to 11.64*lvl + 26.73% AP + 1.7% AP*tier, down from 15.12*lvl + 34.74% AP + 1.7% AP*tier.
  • Shred
    • Swapped positions with Overwhelming Presence.
  • Tactical Retreat
    • Is now castable while casting.

Warrior

Abilities

  • Augmented Blade
    • Kinetic Rage stacks no longer generate threat.
  • Bolstering Strike
    • T4: Now deals an additional 22.5% SP damage and restores 22.5% SP shields while above 750 KE, changed from restoring 48% SP shield while above 750 KE.
  • Jolt
    • T4: Now increases threat generation by 25% for 6s.
  • Menacing Strike
    • T4: The first strike now reduces target mitigation by 4% for 5s.
    • T8: Now deals an additional 30.38% SP damage and restores 30.38% SP health on the second strike, changed from restoring 65.35% SP health.
  • Unstoppable Force
    • Is now castable while casting at all tiers.

AMPs

Content

Auroria

Everstar Grove

Winterfest

  • The Proto-Bows and Proto-Bow Collection can no longer be sold to vendors.

Adventures

Crimelords of Whitevale

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the adventure's progress tracker from appearing.

The Malgrave Trail

  • The Spirit of Clanlord Vezrek should no longer engage Distraught Spirits in combat.

PVP

  • The matchmaking formula has been updated so that it takes longer for players in pre-made groups to be matched up against groups of solo-queue players. Previously, the rating offset for groups was very small--that offset has now been made much larger. Those groups can still face each other in a match, the system will now simply take longer seeking a closer matchup before doing so.
  • The Season 2 cosmetic gear is no longer rating gated. Instead, players can now earn Gladiator's Marks by completing a new weekly quest. This quest requires players to win Arena matches, Battlegrounds or Warplot matches. Warplots and Arenas will give much more progress toward completion than Battlegrounds.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some characters to incorrectly receive rating based achievements.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some characters' PvP Ratings to display as a negative number.

Tutorials

Paths

Scientist

  • Updated the process of changing the scanbot profile. It will now have a more accurate progress bar and will redeploy the scan bot when it has finished "Compiling".

Economy

In-Game Store

  • Created an achievement for completing the store intro quest.

Items

Rune Sets

  • Lockdown
    • T8: Increased Support Power buff duration to 8s, up from 3s.
  • Unbreakable
    • T4: Now grants you 6% damage reduction for 5s after landing a Support builder.

Madame Fay's Fortunes

Housing

  • Players will no longer get stuck when entering the highest piece of junk.
  • Players can no longer reenter the pile rapidly after spawning an enemy unit.

User Interface

Addons

Account Inventory

  • An icon was added to differentiate between items that are account unlocks and ones that are single use.

Content Finder

  • Fixed an error that occurred after accepting a role to enter a dungeon or adventure queue.

Contracts

  • Fixed a lua error that occurred when the player completed a quest that advanced a contract.

Holo Wardrobe

  • Fixed an error that occurred when inserting certain characters in the dye window's search bar.

Login Incentives

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Daily Login Rewards notification to remain after all rewards were claimed.

Store

  • CREDD purchased from the web store now shows the correct purchase price in the player's Purchase History.

Support Tickets

  • Fixed an error that occurred when selecting a support ticket category.